Lift[ED] wins NCASLA Honor Award

We are honored and proud to have received an NCASLA Honor Award at the 2016 NCASLA annual awards luncheon for our work on the Charlotte Brody Discovery Garden. Jesse Turner, Lift[ED] Director and Bobby Mottern, Head of Horticulture at Sarah P. Duke Gardens were present to accept the award. This award is the culmination of a 5 year effort to achieve recognition for the CBDG, beginning with SITES certification, then several "Best Of" and appearance awards at the local level, and recently getting the project listed on the Landscape Architecture Foundation's Case Study Investigation registry. As a young firm and this being our first professional award submission, we followed lots of advice from friends and colleagues on how to prepare our submission. We re-drew all of the presentation drawings and gathered over a hundred photos to make the graphic components visually captivating and telling of the garden's story. Our writing was a team effort between Lift[ED] principals and staff members from Duke Gardens. We're very proud that all of our teamwork has paid off, and thankful to the following generous and brilliant individuals for their help along the way.

Thanks to:

The Family of Charlotte Brody
William M. LeFevre, Director of Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Jan Little, Director of Education and Public Programs at Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Robert Mottern, Director of Horticulture at Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Orla Swift, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Jason Holmes, Curator at Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Kavanah Anderson, Education Program Coordinator at Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Sarah Parsons, SITES Specialist and PhD Candidate at NC State University